The Oxbridge and Ivy Social was held at Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort, an iconic 4.5 million sq.ft. integrated mixed-use development created and developed by John Keells Holdings PLC recently. The annual event which is exclusively held for the Oxbridge Alumni Society and Ivy League Alumni Society relocated the annual seasonal social to Colombo’s most anticipated and largest mixed-development property.
The social welcomed the alumni, providing a curated tour of the 196-unit Suites Tower, as well as exclusive access to the 231-unit Residence Tower, where attendees retired for sprawling sunset views and canapes.
Speaking at the exclusive event, President, John Keells Properties/ Executive Vice President, John Keells Holdings – Nayana Mawilmada commented: Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort, the first development of its kind in Sri Lanka, is set to transform the social, cultural, and architectural paradigms of Sri Lanka. The building is an incredible piece of architecture that will define Colombo’s skyline. It is also really, a piece of functional public art. There is no doubt, that the project will revolutionise Sri Lanka’s hospitality and leisure sectors. The development is expected to be the lifestyle hub of Colombo, promising to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its residents and visitors.”
Mawilmada further delved into the iconic architecture and design of the property, stating: “Designed by renowned Sri Lankan-British designer, artist and writer Cecil Balmond, Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort spans 4.5 million square feet and will be the entire subcontinent’s ultimate lifestyle and entertainment hub, created as a masterpiece of functional art and offering”.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort, Alessandro Aldo Cabella further said: “Poised to be an iconic lifestyle destination within South Asia, Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort will showcase a series of vibrant and enriching experiences that would delight and enchant locals and international travellers alike. Featuring two hotels that encompass 800 guestrooms and suites, 80,000 sq.ft. of events and meetings space, fifteen restaurants and bars, two wellness centres, Kids’ Club, and four swimming pools, Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort is set to break global hospitality standards when we open our doors very soon.
About Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort
A true city icon and Integrated Resort, Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort brings the vibrant spirit of Colombo to life by presenting a multitude of experiences that will delight and enchant the discerning traveller, who embraces the unconventional.
Being part of a ground-breaking integrated lifestyle complex that also encompasses two residential towers with 427 luxury apartment units, a mall, and an office tower, Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort invites guests to embark on their own personal journey of discovery and adventure.
From discovering the city’s hidden treasures and exploring the local artistic community to delighting in innovative gastronomic experiences and enjoying a dynamic bar scene, this Integrated Resort allows guests to create unforgettable moments that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Cinnamon Life Integrated Resort will be home to two hotels featuring 800 guestrooms and suites, fifteen restaurants and bars with live entertainment in the evenings, two wellness centres, a kids’ club, 80,000 sq.ft. of events and meetings space, and four swimming pools (including one private spa pool).